Monthly Archives for November 2012

Bestowed: Jetsetter

Maybe she has a big trip coming up for the holidays.  Maybe she regularly boards a plane for work.  In either case, why not ease the stress of the trip with some jet-setting essentials?  Tuck them into a great tote that’s suited … Continue reading

29. November 2012 by susan
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Fresh Picks: Lemons

Lemons for winter?  Oh yes.  Don’t leave behind these little gems when summer days are over.  A squeeze of lemon yellow will refresh your winter wardrobe.  Verbena soap {3} will refresh your skin and awaken your senses on sleepy winter … Continue reading

26. November 2012 by susan
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CANAL WEST: Small Business Saturday

Canal West is now a (very) small business!  When you use the links on the blog to purchase an item featured here, in some cases the blog will earn a small commission (paid by the retailer, not you).  Please know that … Continue reading

24. November 2012 by susan
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Collection: Feathers

Maybe it’s the turkey preparation…maybe it’s this gorgeous garland from Fig & Fauna we posted last Wednesday…whatever the reason my mind is (still) on feathers.  Their varied textures make them refined and elegant or whimsical and fun, and all are … Continue reading

21. November 2012 by susan
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Bestowed: Thanksgiving Hostess

Feeling thankful that someone else is cooking this year?  In addition to helping with the dinner dishes, show your gratitude by bringing your hostess a few seasonal treats {6,7} or something pretty for her next party {3,4}.  Tuck items into … Continue reading

19. November 2012 by susan
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HOLIDAY: Thanksgiving Table

Remember how we helped you mix up the predictable red, white & blue décor for the Fourth?  Well it’s time to set the table again…this time with some fresh ideas for Thanksgiving: Trade in traditional yellow for sophisticated gold metallics. … Continue reading

14. November 2012 by susan
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Fresh Picks: Acorn Squash

Butternut, pumpkin, spaghetti…so many squashes, so little time.  Acorn is my newest favorite, especially with this simple preparation that shows off its fancy shape {1}.  If you love a scalloped edge, here are a few more items to consider for … Continue reading

12. November 2012 by susan
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Bestowed: A Scotch Gentleman

Here is the first of our gentlemanly collections, from Don Draper’s desk to you.  The next time you need a gift for a Scotch guy, consider putting together a mid-century modern ensemble.  Group a few items on a cocktail tray … Continue reading

09. November 2012 by susan
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CANAL WEST: Hurricane Disaster Relief

I was really touched by Caitlin McGauley’s contribution to the relief effort for victims of Hurricane Sandy.  Since we have featured her work in the past, I wanted to share this opportunity to own a beautiful print for a great cause.  You … Continue reading

08. November 2012 by susan
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Curated: Wallpaper

It came.  It went.  And…it’s back.  Wallpaper seems to be settling in for a nice, long stay, so consider it as a way to add art to your walls without having to procure a gallery piece.   Start with a … Continue reading

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05. November 2012 by susan
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